I was not looking for healing

I was not looking for healing. It just happened. I had pondered several sentences from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy on the subjects of Soul and Spirit. "Very interesting," I thought, "but does this make a difference to me?" I soon learned it did, for I had caught a glimpse of my true spiritual selfhood as an idea of God. That was the end of chilblains that had plagued me every winter for nearly thirty years.

No, I wasn't a Christian Scientist, nor did I want to be one. I felt quite happy in my present church. I was reading Science and Health because, years earlier, a friend's mother had been healed in Christian Science of a serious heart condition. And with the help of a Christian Science practitioner, my friend had been healed of a breast tumor. This interested me. But what were the rules for spiritual healing? When I read a copy of The Christian Science Journal offered by my friend, I saw that Christian Science explains the rules.

I visited a practitioner, who patiently answered my many questions. She recommended I read the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, and also lent me a biography of Mary Baker Eddy. She stressed that divine Love is the healer. My little girl was with me, and I mentioned that she had a cold. On the way home I realized the child was well — the cold was gone.

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Testimony of Healing
In 1966 my right arm and leg were suddenly useless
March 5, 1979

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